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Safety Tips to Prevent Your Dream Pool from Becoming a Nightmare

Whether it’s a cosy hot tub, a full-sized pool or something in between, having a private place to take a dip at home is one of life’s greatest luxuries. There is little that compares to shrugging off the day’s troubles with a few relaxing laps or a good book and the gentle massage of…

Why Every Family Needs Business-Level Internet Security

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

Every day it becomes easier and easier to hack websites, blogs, home networks, and phones. Nothing seems to be immune from malicious digital attacks, but you can make it harder for them to get in. 

We've been testing the…

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Top 10 Ways Single Moms Can Protect Their Families

For the most part, single moms are well-equipped to handle most situations. Whether it is the fruitless search for a lost toy or putting the fear of God in your young ones whenever they threaten to go astray, mothers pride themselves in being able to handle whatever curve balls that…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on September 18, 2017 at 7:39pm — No Comments

Tips For Finding A Suitable Job For Moms Returning To Work

Most 21st-century mothers have at one time had to make a decision that would permanently impact her career and her family routine. After the maternity hiatus, the choice of returning to the workforce becomes more complex with so many moving parts…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on September 14, 2017 at 2:16pm — No Comments

5 Ways For Moms to Look Young Forever

Most moms in their 30s or 40s have noticed age creeping up on them. The wrinkles under the eyes, the sagging skin, the aches and pains that are associated with getting older start to become more apparent by the time you hit 35. Naturally, women seek out advice that will help them…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on September 12, 2017 at 1:09pm — No Comments

5 Simple Tips to Teach Your Children About Crime and Punishment Without Scarring Them

How often have you heard of teens being sentenced to juvenile detention or community service for committing an act of thoughtless stupidity? Teaching children that actions have consequences is a sad lesson to teach, but it's important for them to really…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 31, 2017 at 3:01pm — No Comments

5 Cool Organizations for Mothers

There are few things in the world that are stronger than a mother, and there are plenty of organizations that understand that. Check out these five organizations that deserve every mother's support and involvement. 

1. Epic Experience

When Epic Experience's…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 28, 2017 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Detroit Mom Charged For Hit-and-Run Death of Infant Son

Hit and run crimes are some of the most serious and heartbreaking, especially when the victim or victims die. A recent incident involving a Detroit mother and her infant son illustrates this sad ending and the surprising consequences that followed.

Six Victims…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 21, 2017 at 4:00pm — No Comments

5 Signs You Need to Revamp Your Home Security

Today's criminals rarely break into homes sight unseen. Most scope the home for possible entrances, watch for daily patterns, and create a foolproof plan. Current home security measures don't scare burglars, either. Because of this concern, sophisticated criminals…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 18, 2017 at 3:16pm — No Comments

5 Life Hacks For Growing Healthy Eaters

Integrating healthy foods into your child's diet can be challenging. Children haven't fully developed their palettes like adults have. This is important because it can be attributed to why your child is being a picky eater. Also, this is why you need to encourage the child to add new flavors to his or her…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 14, 2017 at 3:02pm — No Comments

5 Tips to Recover Emotionally After a Hysterectomy

Hysterectomy: a clinical term, yet an emotional storm. The life-changing finality of this procedure can be frightening and even painful, but it doesn’t have to be the end of the world. Here are five tips to help you recover emotionally after your…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 11, 2017 at 6:03pm — No Comments

How to Spot Signs of Addiction in Your Child

You would do anything to keep your child safe, protecting them from everything from stranger-danger to the common cold. Unfortunately, today's dangers to your child are even more subtle than they used to be. Many parental fears these days related to substance abuse.…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 9, 2017 at 2:43pm — No Comments

5 Ways to Toddler-Proof Your Home

Many parents think that when their young child becomes a toddler they're in less danger of household accidents thanks to their increased motor control. However, because toddlers are curious and have the ability to move around on their own, they are prone to a new host of accidents,…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 9, 2017 at 1:07pm — No Comments

Why I Don't Give My Son an Allowance

It seemed that as soon as my son entered elementary school, I was constantly being asked about my views on allowances for children. For some reason, kindergarten seems to be the time when allowance decisions get made and parents must decide what to do in their families. Other moms…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 7, 2017 at 5:20pm — No Comments

Why You Should Rent (Not Buy) The First Year After a Divorce

Home is Truly Where The Heart Is...

Home is a familiar place we take comfort in, to be with the ones we love, and take a load off. When it comes to life after a divorce, however, we often find ourselves emotionally unraveling and being unsure of the future. It's a scary feeling, but what we need to…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 7, 2017 at 4:19pm — No Comments

How to Find the Best Realtor to Sell Your Home

Trying to sell your home? Not sure where to find the best realtor to help? Phone books, direct mail, offline marketing, email lists, and online ads are just some of the places you can find real estate agents advertising their services to home sellers. If you’re overwhelmed with…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 3, 2017 at 11:20am — No Comments

Teen Drivers: 5 Tips to Help Your Child Be Safe While Driving

With summer in full swing, teens are hitting the road with fresh learner's permits and using their vacations to rack up hours behind the wheel. Whether you've got a young teen just starting Driver's Ed or if your child has been driving for a little while now,…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on August 1, 2017 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Bonding with Your Kids: 5 Family Activities without Electronics

It’s easy to fall into the simple trap of technology with our children, giving a child an iPad to keep them preoccupied while you go about your day. It’s a convenient babysitter. How often do you spend time online? Have you been challenged lately to take a break from…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on July 27, 2017 at 5:53pm — No Comments

5 Dangerous Things You're Doing on Your Property

Knowing there are things you are doing or doing wrong inside and outside your home that can hurt you or your family is a scary thought. Most of the examples below will be rationalized to seem like the type of accidents that befall "other families", but it can happen to anyone if…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on July 25, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments

5 Family Benefits of Essential Oils

We all know the basic benefits essential oils can offer, but there are benefits that go unnoticed, especially when they benefit an entire family. Check out these benefits you never knew could provide for the whole family.

1. Water

If you or your children hate the taste of water, adding a drop or two of a citrusy essential oil, like lemon or lime, gives water a hint of flavor you’ll enjoy drinking. Citrus oils also provide a burst of energy, so adding some to your…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on July 14, 2017 at 12:33pm — No Comments

How to Secure SSDI Benefits

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a federal program for people with disabilities. The Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees this program. If you worked for a length of time and paid Social Security taxes, you and your family may be eligible for…

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Added by Rachael Murphey on July 3, 2017 at 3:39pm — No Comments

5 Practical Approaches for Managing Anxiety

Chronic anxiety can be debilitating. You may struggle to get through your daily life because of your anxiety. Fortunately, there are things that you can do in order to keep your anxiety under control.

 

Limit Your Intake of Caffeine and Alcohol

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Added by Rachael Murphey on June 27, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

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